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Mulligan Stew Dec 7th

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SOUTH represents a fresh new creative step for Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, while embodying the qualities of rootsy musical uplift and quirky lyrical depth that have long distinguished the ensemble’s varied output.  The album’s largely acoustic yet reliably punchy arrangements showcase the three songwriters’ multiple strengths, while the musicians’ organically energetic performances maintain the vibrant chemistry that’s kept Blackie a consistently vital and distinctive musical force.

 PLAYLIST

46664 Bono/Strummer etc YouTube
Ain’t Gwine Whistle Dixie (anymo) Taj Mahal The Essential Taj Mahal
What Colour Are You? Danny Michel & The Benque Players BlackBirds are dancing over me
Tennessee Jed The Grateful Dead Europe 72
Breaker Breaker tdm mulliganstew.ca
Ordinary Love U2 Mandala. Long Walk To Freedom Sntrck
High Hopes Bruce Springsteen New Single.
Blackbird Colin Linden The Blues White LP
Knocking on Heavens Door Eric Clapton The 74-75 Recording Sessions
Are you Ready? Bob Dylan The Collection:  Saved
Boogie North Mississippi All-Stars World Boogie is Coming
www.mulliganStew.ca Playlist is Posted be right back
North Blackie & the Rodeo Kings South
South Blackie and the rodeo Kings South
Then there was you Trombone Shorty (w/Ledisi) For True
Cadillac Walk Boz Scaggs Memphis
Dear Prudence Charlie Musslewhite/Colin Linden The Blues White LP
FYI tdm raw interviews on www.mulliganstew.ca
Life During Wartime David Byrne/Caetano Veloso Live at Carnegie Hall
Kodachrome Paul Simon Muscle Shoals Sndtrk
I saw the Light The High Bar Gang Lost and Undone
Drifting Snow Blackie and the Rodeo Kings South
Everything I am Blackie and the Rodeo Kings South
Run through the Jungle CCR Cosmo’s Factory
I second that Emotion Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Road Regrets Dan Mangan Nice Nice Very Nice!

December 7th 2013

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Tasting Room Radio B_BANNER2

 THE SHOW


The Wine DivaWe start where we should start – with The Wine Diva and Part Two of her 2013 Top 100 wines under $20.00.
These are wines that have been personally tested and tasted by Daenna van Mulligen and found exceptional.
If you think about all that’s up ahead, Parties, House visits, gifts for family, friends and business contacts..why not have a listen to Daenna’s list?
All great wines. Under $20? Come ON – whats not to like about that?
www.winediva.ca  www.winescores.ca
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Capt Paul Puratich

Capt Paul Puratich


A collaboration between Chef Daryle Ryo Nagata and third-generation fisherman Paul Puratich, Seventeen89 Restaurant +Lounge is the Vancouver’s West End’s tastiest new local with a storied history. The partners share a love of delicious, unfussy food made with the very best ingredients they can find.
With one partner Capt Paul , who’s spent most of his life at sea, Seventeen89 offers an abundance of fresh-off-the-boat fish and shellfish, plus creative vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, tasty tapas and Alberta Spring Creek Ranch beef. @1789 Restaurant on Facebook and Twitter.
Chef Daryle Ryo Nagata

Chef Daryle Ryo Nagata


I find the boys stories as interesting as the room. Especially the family background of Chef Nagata whose GrandFather and Father were sent to Lethbridge against their wishes by a government panicked by World War Two.
Quite a story here.
www.1789.ca
 
 
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Lucy Waverman & Beppi Crosariol - The Flavour PrincipleSeasoned cookbook author and food columnist for the Globe & Mail, Lucy Waverman, has paired up with Beppi Crosariol, wine columnist for the Globe & Mail to bring us an inspiring book, The Flavour Principle, full of delicious recipes and thoughtful wine accompaniments.
 
Every great dish has a centre of gravity, a flavour or essence that pulls together other ingredients into a coherent and compelling whole. Indian curry spices, fiery Thai chilies, lemony citrus, smoky barbecue rubs—these are all flavours that we adore and that get our taste buds asking for more. Flavour is, quite simply, what makes us passionate about food and drink.
At last, here is a cookbook that focuses on this fundamental concept.
Organized around eleven distinctive tastes, from spicy to tart to bitter and beyond, The Flavour Principle features more than thirty gorgeous menus with complementary—and sometimes surprising—beverage pairings. Covering flavours from all over the world, this cookbook is a journey around the globe. Modern and eclectic in approach, The Flavour Principle has broad appeal to food and wine lovers. Like A Matter of Taste before it, The Flavour Principle sets a new standard in food and- beverage pairing cookbooks.
 
The Flavour Principle

The Flavour Principle


LUCY WAVERMAN is a leading Canadian food writer. Author of eight cookbooks, she has won numerous culinary book awards and honours. She is the food editor of the popular Liquor Control Board of Ontario magazine, Food and Drink (600,000 readership), and writes a weekly column for The Globe and Mail’s Life section and a bi-weekly columnin its Style section.
WEB: lucywaverman.com
FACEBOOK: Lucy Waverman ’s Kitchen
TWITTER: @lucywaverman
 
BEPPI CROSARIOL has been The Globe and Mail’s wine and spirits columnist for twelve years. His columns regularly cause a rush on liquor stores across Canada as avid readers run to buy up his recommendations. His readership is broad, covering both the establishment and younger urban drinkers who want guidance on wine and great tips on less expensive bottlings, served up with candour and humour.
 
http://www.harpercollins.ca/books/Flavour-Principle/?isbn=9781443413435
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Frank GiustraDomenica Fiore Olio Reserva Olive Oil
Frank Giustra

Frank Giustra


Movie financer and master mind behind some of the most outstanding mining transactions in Latin America, Frank Giustra, Canadian born banker joined Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim and President Bill Clinton to fight poverty in the region.
Rather than attempt to list all of Franks business credits..May I suggest you just Google his name?
Now. About Frank and his Olive Oil..
Frank Giustra always carries several bottles in his luggage whenever he travels.
It has only been three years since Frank bought his first olive tree in Umbria, Italy. At the time, he knew nothing about olive oil and was buying it at Safeway like everyone else.
But Domenica Fiore Olio Reserva, named after his mother, has received the highest score of more than 700 entries from 22 countries at the inaugural New York International Olive Oil Competition.
He has always loved food, but now he is obsessed.
 
Domenica Fiore Olio Reserva

Domenica Fiore Olio Reserva


Domenica Fiore Olio Reserva extra virgin olive oil ($34.95 for 500 ml) is encased in stainless steel bottles, and vacuum sealed with nitrogen to preserve antioxidants and polyphenols. Each bottle is labeled with a hand-written lot number
This interview covers how it all began for him..the difference between olive oils..how freshness is a the heart of his oils.
Enjoy!!!
 
www.domenicafiore.com
 
[divider]

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON:

 

  • Brian Skinner – wins BC Gold Medal Plates – with a Vegetarian Dish. (Owns The Acorn)
  • Chefs David Hawksworth & Suzanne Goin – talk food, books and …food!!
  • Nicolo D’Afflito from Frescobaldi
  • The Wine Diva and Ed Flaherty from Tarapaca..at West
  • Matt Sekeres – Team 1040
  • Warwick Ross – Director of Red Obsession
  • Winemaker at Norton
  • Back to La Morra in Barolo
  • Benjamin Bridge Turning Canada on to Nova Scotia Bubble

December 4th 2013

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Tasting Room Radio AB_BANNER

 THE SHOW

The Wine DivaWe start where we should start – with The Wine Diva and Part Two of her 2013 Top 100 wines under $20.00.
These are wines that have been personally tested and tasted by Daenna van Mulligen and found exceptional.
If you think about all that’s up ahead, Parties, House visits, gifts for family, friends and business contacts..why not have a listen to Daenna’s list?
All great wines. Under $20? Come ON – whats not to like about that?
www.winediva.ca  www.winescores.ca
[divider]
 

Capt Paul Puratich

Capt Paul Puratich


A collaboration between Chef Daryle Ryo Nagata and third-generation fisherman Paul Puratich, Seventeen89 Restaurant +Lounge is the Vancouver’s West End’s tastiest new local with a storied history. The partners share a love of delicious, unfussy food made with the very best ingredients they can find.
With one partner Capt Paul , who’s spent most of his life at sea, Seventeen89 offers an abundance of fresh-off-the-boat fish and shellfish, plus creative vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, tasty tapas and Alberta Spring Creek Ranch beef. @1789 Restaurant on Facebook and Twitter.
Chef Daryle Ryo Nagata

Chef Daryle Ryo Nagata


I find the boys stories as interesting as the room. Especially the family background of Chef Nagata whose GrandFather and Father were sent to Lethbridge against their wishes by a government panicked by World War Two.
Quite a story here.
www.1789.ca
 
 
[divider]
Lucy Waverman & Beppi Crosariol - The Flavour PrincipleSeasoned cookbook author and food columnist for the Globe & Mail, Lucy Waverman, has paired up with Beppi Crosariol, wine columnist for the Globe & Mail to bring us an inspiring book, The Flavour Principle, full of delicious recipes and thoughtful wine accompaniments.
 
Every great dish has a centre of gravity, a flavour or essence that pulls together other ingredients into a coherent and compelling whole. Indian curry spices, fiery Thai chilies, lemony citrus, smoky barbecue rubs—these are all flavours that we adore and that get our taste buds asking for more. Flavour is, quite simply, what makes us passionate about food and drink.
At last, here is a cookbook that focuses on this fundamental concept.
Organized around eleven distinctive tastes, from spicy to tart to bitter and beyond, The Flavour Principle features more than thirty gorgeous menus with complementary—and sometimes surprising—beverage pairings. Covering flavours from all over the world, this cookbook is a journey around the globe. Modern and eclectic in approach, The Flavour Principle has broad appeal to food and wine lovers. Like A Matter of Taste before it, The Flavour Principle sets a new standard in food and- beverage pairing cookbooks.
 
The Flavour Principle

The Flavour Principle


LUCY WAVERMAN is a leading Canadian food writer. Author of eight cookbooks, she has won numerous culinary book awards and honours. She is the food editor of the popular Liquor Control Board of Ontario magazine, Food and Drink (600,000 readership), and writes a weekly column for The Globe and Mail’s Life section and a bi-weekly columnin its Style section.
WEB: lucywaverman.com
FACEBOOK: Lucy Waverman ’s Kitchen
TWITTER: @lucywaverman
 
BEPPI CROSARIOL has been The Globe and Mail’s wine and spirits columnist for twelve years. His columns regularly cause a rush on liquor stores across Canada as avid readers run to buy up his recommendations. His readership is broad, covering both the establishment and younger urban drinkers who want guidance on wine and great tips on less expensive bottlings, served up with candour and humour.
 
http://www.harpercollins.ca/books/Flavour-Principle/?isbn=9781443413435
[divider]
Frank GiustraDomenica Fiore Olio Reserva Olive Oil
Frank Giustra

Frank Giustra


Movie financer and master mind behind some of the most outstanding mining transactions in Latin America, Frank Giustra, Canadian born banker joined Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim and President Bill Clinton to fight poverty in the region.
Rather than attempt to list all of Franks business credits..May I suggest you just Google his name?
Now. About Frank and his Olive Oil..
Frank Giustra always carries several bottles in his luggage whenever he travels.
It has only been three years since Frank bought his first olive tree in Umbria, Italy. At the time, he knew nothing about olive oil and was buying it at Safeway like everyone else.
But Domenica Fiore Olio Reserva, named after his mother, has received the highest score of more than 700 entries from 22 countries at the inaugural New York International Olive Oil Competition.
He has always loved food, but now he is obsessed.
 
Domenica Fiore Olio Reserva

Domenica Fiore Olio Reserva


Domenica Fiore Olio Reserva extra virgin olive oil ($34.95 for 500 ml) is encased in stainless steel bottles, and vacuum sealed with nitrogen to preserve antioxidants and polyphenols. Each bottle is labeled with a hand-written lot number
This interview covers how it all began for him..the difference between olive oils..how freshness is a the heart of his oils.
Enjoy!!!
 
www.domenicafiore.com
 
[divider]

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON:

 

  • Brian Skinner – wins BC Gold Medal Plates – with a Vegetarian Dish. (Owns The Acorn)
  • Chefs David Hawksworth & Suzanne Goin – talk food, books and …food!!
  • Nicolo D’Afflito from Frescobaldi
  • The Wine Diva and Ed Flaherty from Tarapaca..at West
  • Matt Sekeres – Team 1040
  • Warwick Ross – Director of Red Obsession
  • Winemaker at Norton
  • Back to La Morra in Barolo
  • Benjamin Bridge Turning Canada on to Nova Scotia Bubble

Mulligan Stew Nov 30th

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Dustin Bentall & The Smøkes Announces Canadian Tour Dates
You Are An Island Out Now

By the time Saturday rolls around Dustin Bentall will be taking part in his last show as part of The Grand Cariboo Opry.
They are in Bragg Creek Saturday night.
 
Then Dusty hooks up with his crack road band The Smokes for a mini tour of the West.
 
 
West coast songwriter Dustin Bentall and his band recently released You Are An Island, on Aporia Records. After a year spent mostly on the road, they are ready to hit the highway road one last time in 2013 including stops in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary and Edmonton. Listen to the whisky soaked, punk fuelled album track Shine, watch the video for the title track “You Are An Island” and view all tour dates below.
LISTEN TO “SHINE” HERE
WATCH THE “YOU ARE AN ISLAND” VIDEO HERE

 
 
 
If there is one thing that Dustin Bentall’s new album You Are An Island isn’t, it definitely isn’t just another Canadian alt-country album.  Recording again with good pal and producerRyan Dahle (Limblifter, Age of Electric), You Are An Island is technically a ‘sister’ album to 2012’s Orion, finishing the work that Dahle and Bentall started some time ago.  Joined in studio byRyan Guldemond (Mother Mother) and fiddler Kendel Carson (Belle Starr, Outlaw Social), Bentall refuses to be influenced by his rootsy past, opting instead for a blank slate and an open ear to suggestions from Dahle and the rock-fist fiddle of Carson.
 
Bentall and his road-hardened backing band, The Smøkes, have been touring relentlessly.  Slogging it out in scattershot club gigs on both sides of the Atlantic – not to mention prime opening slots for the likes of John Prine, JJ Cale, Mother Mother, Kathleen Edwards, Blue Rodeo, Matt Mays and Sam Roberts.  Still, there is no intention of easing off on his masochistic touring schedule.  “Some people are in bands and they tour and they fuckin’ hate it and they’re bitching about how they just wanna have a hotel room and go back there and hang out all the time. That’s not me though. Everywhere I go, it’s like going home in a way, even though it’s some other town.”
 
 
 
You Are An Island Track List:
1.       Every Chord That Rings
2.       Just Be My Friend
3.       Shine
4.       Dreaming Of A Nightmare
5.       You Are An Island
6.       Shalala
7.       Oxford Street
8.       Pretty Good Life
9.       You Are An Island (Video)
 
 
Dustin Bentall & The Smøkes Tour Dates:
 
Dec 3-Winnipeg – Park Theatre (w. The Matinee)
Dec 4 – Saskatoon – Cafe Bon Temps
Dec 5 – Edmonton – Avenue Theatre (w. The Matinee)
Dec 6 – Canmore – Canmore Hotel
Dec 7 – Calgary – Commonwealth
Dec 8 – Black Diamond – BD Hotel
http://dustinbentall.com/

Playlist:

 Steak My Kisses Ben Harper Live from Mars
What I wouldnt Do Serena Ryder Harmony
Only you know and I know Joan Osborne How sweet it is
Spave Oddity David Bowie Bowie at the Beeb
Changes David Bowie Bowie at the Beeb
Baby Come Back Betty Wright and the Roots Betty Wright. The Movie
Break Time A moment to reflect and relieve www.ckua.com
Weasle and the White Boys Cool Rickie Lee Jones Naked Songs
Texas Flood (live) SR Vaughn & Bonnie Raitt SR Vaughn & Friends
Green Onions Booker T. Cropper etc Crossroads Guitar Festival
Green Green Rocky Road Dave van Ronk Inside Llewyn Davis Sntrk
Rodeo Clowns Jack Johnson On and On
Breaker Breaker TDM  The Stew
Dustin Bentall Interview from Bragg Creek
Handful of the Blues Dustin bentall Streets with no lights
Young and Lazy The Matinee The Matinee
Let’s go get Stoned David GoGo Come on DOWN
Six Days on the Road Taj Mahal In Progress & In Motin 65-98
We be Breakin’ tdm www.mulligan.ca
The Maritimes T Buckley Nothern Country Soul
Take me to the River Al Green Best of
Jubilee Train/Do Re Me/Promised Land Dave Alvin & Guilty Men Interstate City
Lively up Yourself Bob Marley Live
Liquid Spirit Gregory Oorter Liquid Spirit

 

November 30th 2013

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Tasting Room Radio B_BANNER2 Alexander Payne – The Oscar winning director of Sideways, The Descendants and Nebraska, opening this weekend. His leading lady –  Will Forte from Saturday Night Live. The Wine Diva previews the first 50 selections from her Top 100 Wines under $20.00 for 2013. Part One Carlo Mondavi..Surfer/snowboarder explains how The family lost an Empire and gained a single brilliant wine. Rocker Sam Roberts explains his love of wine.  [divider]

THE SHOW

Carlo Mondavi’s Grandfather was the wine legend Robert Mondavi.


Carlo Mondavi

Carlo Mondavi


There’s no class anywhere that can teach what Robert taught Carlo. Being around wine was just part of Carlo’s growing years. Then came the fateful day when the Mondavi Family lost their winery to a corporate Giant. They immediately  started planning their future. Making a single World Class wine..on a single piece of land. That wine is Continuum Estate . It’s a brilliant blend of  Cab/Cab Franc/Petit Verdot and Merlot. Carlo fills us in on how it all went down.   http://www.continuumestate.com  [divider] The Sam Roberts Band is about to release their next Album Lo-Fantasy Feb 11. More Sam 2   We’ll deal with that fact on Saturdays Mulligan Stew.  Sam Roberts  is a huge wine fan.   More Sam   When Jason Priestley and I were shooting HollywoodandVinesTV in Ribera del Duero Spain, We were deep into the Neo cellar and we find  a barrel signed by Sam Roberts. I’ve been waiting 5 years to ask him..how that barrel came to be. Sams parents moved from South Africa to Montreal where Sam was born months later. He attended McGill and then hustled the music scene through various bands until he found the right song and the right band. The song was Brother Down and the band became The Sam Roberts Band. This was fun!! www.samrobertsband.com   [divider] Nebraska poster
Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne


Alexander Payne is a one-of-a-kind screenwriter and director. The list of films he’s given us should tell you everything you need to know about his taste and smarts.

  • Election –  Oscar Nomination for Screenplay. Starred Mathew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon.
  • About Schmidt – Jack Nicholson
  • Sideways – The best film ever made about wine
  • The Descendants –  Won an Oscar for Screenplay. Starred George Clooney.

Will Forte

Will Forte


His latest film Nebraska  comes out Nov 29th in BC,  December 13th in Alberta. Its shot in black and white and stars Bruce Dern  as grumpy old guy who refuses to believe that a form letter saying he may have won a Million Dollars is not real. Will Forte from Saturday Night Live plays his son who travels with his Father to watch over him. It’s certainly going to be nominated for Oscars this year. Alexander Payne and Will forte guest on this week’s show www.nebraskamovie.com Listen to interviews here: [divider]
Daenna Van Mulligen

Daenna Van Mulligen


Looking to stock up for the Holidays? Looking for wine to gift? The Wine Diva returns with a timely list. It’s her Annual Top 100 wines (plus 13) Under $20.00 We’ll try to talk about as many of the first 50 as is possible. The complete list can be found at www.winediva.ca www.winescores.ca

  •  Luigi Bosca Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
  • Louis.M.Martini Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County California
  • Hess Select Chardonnay, Monterey California
  • CanTinian Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
  • Gray Monk Riesling, Okanagan Valley BC
  • Quinta do Ameal Branco Seco Vinho Verde, Portugal
  • Santa Rita Reserva Pinot Noir, Cassablanca Chile
  • Kangarilla Road ‘Hellbent’ South Australia
  • De Martino ‘Nuevo Mundo’ Cabernet Sauvignon~Malbec Reserva, Maipo Valley Chile
  • Cono Sur Organic Pinot Noir, Colchagua Valley Chile
  • Domaine Zinck Pinot Blanc, Alsace France
  • Navarro Lopez Rojo Granrojo Tempranillo, Castilla Spain
  • La Posta ‘Cocina’ Tinto, Mendoza Argentina
  • Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Mendoza
  • Masi Masianco Delle Venezie, Italy
  • Loma Larca ‘Lomas del Valle’ Pinot Noir, Casablanca Chile
  • Santa Cristina Toscana, Tuscany Italy
  • DeAngelis Prato Grande Chardonnay, Marche Italy
  • Norton Reserva Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
  • Wolf Blass Yellow Label Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia
  • Peter Lehmann ‘Layers’, Barossa Valley Australia
  • Pascual Toso Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza Argentina
  • Chateau de Nages ‘Buti Nages’, Costieres de Nimes, Rhone France
  • Quarisa ’30 Mile’ Shiraz, Australia
  • Wirra Wirra ‘Scrubby Rise Red’ Adelaide South Australia
  • La Poderosa Reserva Syrah, Chile
  • Township 7 Sauvignon Blanc, Okanagan Valley BC
  • Bartier Bros. ‘Lone Pine Vineyard’ Gewurztraminer, Okanagan Valley BC
  • Castillo de Monseran Garnacha, Carinena Spain
  • Santa Rita Reserva Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca Valley Chile
  • Bartier~Scholefield Rose, Okangan Valley BC
  • Castillo de Malunda ‘Punto Y Coma’ Garnacha Vinas Viejas, Calatayud Spain
  • Wente ‘Morning Fog’ Chardonnay, Livermore Valley California
  • Bodegas San Alejandro ‘Pablo’ Old Vine Garnacha, Calatayud Spain
  • Dona Paula Estate Torrontes, Cafayate Salta
  • Chateau D’Angles ‘La Clape Classique Blanc’, Languedoc France
  • Domaine Bousquet Malbec, Tupungato, Mendoza Argentina
  • Louis Latour ‘Ardeche’ Chardonnay, Coteaux de l’Ardeche France
  • Santa Carolina Sauvignon Blanc Reserva, Leyda Chile
  • Vina Las Perdices Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza Argentina
  • Tormaresca ‘Paiara’, Puglia Italy
  • Gunderloch’ Fritz’s’ Riesling, Rheinhessen Germany
  • Harper’s Trail ‘ Silver Mane Block’ Riesling, British Columbia
  • Purato Nero d’Avola, Sicily Italy
  • Nathalie Bonhomme ‘el petit bonhomme blanco’, Rueda Spain
  • Sperling Vineyards ‘The Market White’, Okanagan Valley BC
  • Dominio del Plata ‘Crios’ Torrontes, Argentina
  • Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay ‘Paragon’, San Luis Obisbo County California
  • Chateau de Jau ‘Le Jaja de Jau’ Syrah, Pays D’Oc France
  • Poplar Grove Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley BC

[divider]

STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON:

 

  • Bistro Seventeen 89. Seafood and wine pairings
  • Brian Skinner  (The Acorn)– BC Gold Medal Plates Champion.
  • Wine Diva – Top 100 under $20  Part Tw0
  • Chefs David Hawksworth and Suzanne Goin (AOC Cookbook) in a roundtable discussion.   
  • A Return to La Morra. Piedmont Italy
  • Beppi Crosariol and Lucy Waverman from The Globe and Mail. Great new Book!!
  • Jorge Riccitelli. Winemaker at Norton. Mendoza Argentina

 

November 27th 2013

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Tasting Room Radio AB_BANNER


Alexander Payne – The Oscar winning director of Sideways, The Descendants and Nebraska, opening this weekend.
His leading lady –  Will Forte from Saturday Night Live.
The Wine Diva previews the first 50 selections from her Top 100 Wines under $20.00 for 2013. Part One
Carlo Mondavi..Surfer/snowboarder explains how The family lost an Empire and gained a single brilliant wine.
Rocker Sam Roberts explains his love of wine. 
[divider]

THE SHOW

Carlo Mondavi’s Grandfather was the wine legend Robert Mondavi.
 

Carlo Mondavi

Carlo Mondavi


There’s no class anywhere that can teach what Robert taught Carlo.
Being around wine was just part of Carlo’s growing years.
Then came the fateful day when the Mondavi Family lost their winery to a corporate Giant.
They immediately  started planning their future. Making a single World Class wine..on a single piece of land.
That wine is Continuum Estate . It’s a brilliant blend of  Cab/Cab Franc/Petit Verdot and Merlot.
Carlo fills us in on how it all went down.
 
http://www.continuumestate.com
 
[divider]
The Sam Roberts Band is about to release their next Album Lo-Fantasy Feb 11.
We’ll deal with that fact on Saturdays Mulligan Stew.
 Sam Roberts  is a huge wine fan.
Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts


When Jason Priestley and I were shooting HollywoodandVinesTV in Ribera del Duero Spain,
We were deep into the Neo cellar and we find  a barrel signed by Sam Roberts.
I’ve been waiting 5 years to ask him..how that barrel came to be.
Sams parents moved from South Africa to Montreal where Sam was born months later.
He attended McGill and then hustled the music scene through various bands until he found the right song and the right band.
The song was Brother Down and the band became The Sam Roberts Band.
This was fun!!
www.samrobertsband.com
 
[divider]
Nebraska poster
Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne


 
Alexander Payne is a one-of-a-kind screenwriter and director.
The list of films he’s given us should tell you everything you need to know about his taste and smarts.

  • Election –  Oscar Nomination for Screenplay. Starred Mathew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon.
  • About Schmidt – Jack Nicholson
  • Sideways – The best film ever made about wine
  • The Descendants –  Won an Oscar for Screenplay. Starred George Clooney.

Will Forte

Will Forte


His latest film Nebraska  comes out Nov 29th in BC,  December 13th in Alberta.
Its shot in black and white and stars Bruce Dern  as grumpy old guy who refuses to believe that a form letter saying he may have won a Million Dollars is not real.
Will Forte from Saturday Night Live plays his son who travels with his Father to watch over him.
It’s certainly going to be nominated for Oscars this year.
Alexander Payne and Will forte guest on this week’s show
www.nebraskamovie.com
Listen to interviews here:


[divider]
Daenna Van Mulligen

Daenna Van Mulligen


Looking to stock up for the Holidays?
Looking for wine to gift?
The Wine Diva returns with a timely list.
It’s her Annual Top 100 wines (plus 13) Under $20.00
We’ll try to talk about as many of the first 50 as is possible.
The complete list can be found at
www.winediva.ca
www.winescores.ca
 

  •  Luigi Bosca Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
  • Louis.M.Martini Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County California
  • Hess Select Chardonnay, Monterey California
  • CanTinian Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
  • Gray Monk Riesling, Okanagan Valley BC
  • Quinta do Ameal Branco Seco Vinho Verde, Portugal
  • Santa Rita Reserva Pinot Noir, Cassablanca Chile
  • Kangarilla Road ‘Hellbent’ South Australia
  • De Martino ‘Nuevo Mundo’ Cabernet Sauvignon~Malbec Reserva, Maipo Valley Chile
  • Cono Sur Organic Pinot Noir, Colchagua Valley Chile
  • Domaine Zinck Pinot Blanc, Alsace France
  • Navarro Lopez Rojo Granrojo Tempranillo, Castilla Spain
  • La Posta ‘Cocina’ Tinto, Mendoza Argentina
  • Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Mendoza
  • Masi Masianco Delle Venezie, Italy
  • Loma Larca ‘Lomas del Valle’ Pinot Noir, Casablanca Chile
  • Santa Cristina Toscana, Tuscany Italy
  • DeAngelis Prato Grande Chardonnay, Marche Italy
  • Norton Reserva Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
  • Wolf Blass Yellow Label Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia
  • Peter Lehmann ‘Layers’, Barossa Valley Australia
  • Pascual Toso Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza Argentina
  • Chateau de Nages ‘Buti Nages’, Costieres de Nimes, Rhone France
  • Quarisa ’30 Mile’ Shiraz, Australia
  • Wirra Wirra ‘Scrubby Rise Red’ Adelaide South Australia
  • La Poderosa Reserva Syrah, Chile
  • Township 7 Sauvignon Blanc, Okanagan Valley BC
  • Bartier Bros. ‘Lone Pine Vineyard’ Gewurztraminer, Okanagan Valley BC
  • Castillo de Monseran Garnacha, Carinena Spain
  • Santa Rita Reserva Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca Valley Chile
  • Bartier~Scholefield Rose, Okangan Valley BC
  • Castillo de Malunda ‘Punto Y Coma’ Garnacha Vinas Viejas, Calatayud Spain
  • Wente ‘Morning Fog’ Chardonnay, Livermore Valley California
  • Bodegas San Alejandro ‘Pablo’ Old Vine Garnacha, Calatayud Spain
  • Dona Paula Estate Torrontes, Cafayate Salta
  • Chateau D’Angles ‘La Clape Classique Blanc’, Languedoc France
  • Domaine Bousquet Malbec, Tupungato, Mendoza Argentina
  • Louis Latour ‘Ardeche’ Chardonnay, Coteaux de l’Ardeche France
  • Santa Carolina Sauvignon Blanc Reserva, Leyda Chile
  • Vina Las Perdices Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza Argentina
  • Tormaresca ‘Paiara’, Puglia Italy
  • Gunderloch’ Fritz’s’ Riesling, Rheinhessen Germany
  • Harper’s Trail ‘ Silver Mane Block’ Riesling, British Columbia
  • Purato Nero d’Avola, Sicily Italy
  • Nathalie Bonhomme ‘el petit bonhomme blanco’, Rueda Spain
  • Sperling Vineyards ‘The Market White’, Okanagan Valley BC
  • Dominio del Plata ‘Crios’ Torrontes, Argentina
  • Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay ‘Paragon’, San Luis Obisbo County California
  • Chateau de Jau ‘Le Jaja de Jau’ Syrah, Pays D’Oc France
  • Poplar Grove Pinot Gris, Okanagan Valley BC

 
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STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON:

 

  • Bistro Seventeen 89. Seafood and wine pairings
  • Brian Skinner  (The Acorn)– BC Gold Medal Plates Champion.
  • Wine Diva – Top 100 under $20  Part Tw0
  • Chefs David Hawksworth and Suzanne Goin (AOC Cookbook) in a roundtable discussion.   
  • A Return to La Morra. Piedmont Italy
  • Beppi Crosariol and Lucy Waverman from The Globe and Mail. Great new Book!!
  • Jorge Riccitelli. Winemaker at Norton. Mendoza Argentina
  • Frank Giustra  creates world class olive oil !!